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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 61,811 People

    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    They have found something wrong with my spine

    around my neck area. He had me do another MRI this morning on my neck to get a better look at what he has found., which he believes is what is causing the pain in my neck and shoulders, and the migraine headaches.They are wanting to give me a shot in my spine around the middle...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 35 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    About three months ago I was sitting in my room,

    a whole bottle of pain killers in my hand. I kid you not I was just about to put them in mouth when my three little brothers(who I don't live with) walked in the door for a surprise visit... I cried for a bit and went upstairs and I actually felt happy. I thought twice about...
    WhatABeautifulMess97 WhatABeautifulMess97 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Well its sort of a experience/still

    experiencing sort of thing. my father is a church planter. now dont stop here and think, "**** it. hes a christian move on" this is the other side of what people dont understand. the side of affects on their children. my father has been church planting for all my life. i'm 17...
    guitarhiro guitarhiro 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Blue1513 Blue1513 31-35, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    So i think i finally make another friend on

    here. She adds me, we start talking, I tell her a bit abt myself then BAM, her acct is deleated within minutes.... #Lonely #1 x a zero = a zero #<3
    Jdog15 Jdog15 22-25, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Depression:The Misunderstood Illness

    uhhhhhhhh i dont really have a story haha but ill try im 26 and i feel like im 90 i feel like ive lived too long up until the fall of 2002 i was pretty happy and social and was picked on quite a bit in high school and never stood up for myself really i was a punching bag and a...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 35 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Ever since a road traffic accident I suffer

    from depression and post traumatic stress - some days at win some days it loses - just wish it never happened
    daley96 daley96 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Sometimes things get way to much it's

    so hard to deal with things , like something bad happens and everything comes crashing down :,(
    guessitsjustmexo guessitsjustmexo 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The torpor began in 2010.

    A total and painful anesthesia in my feelings. It makes my days turn into centuries and my existence into a foggy past with a dull present and absolutely no future. Sometimes I have no energy at all, and there's no drive to live and accomplish, or simply to seek peace with my...
    mshalls mshalls 18-21 14 hrs ago

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    iam a wreck eating pills

    when ur 15 is ok right ? Well it's not I battled it and i still but now iam better maybe a little stronger I don't know but I know one day I will not let pills controlling my emotions I rly hope One day Maybe ...
    brokenV brokenV 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    As I lay in bed, tears rolling down my face,

    I keep the research going... I should not have listened to her I keep telling myself... She hates me and wishes we never met... I should have not have listened to her the day we did meet... I should have took my life... Like I had planned... A year and a half later. And here I...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I am losing my battle.

    Over the past few months, the depression has become overwhelming. I used to be able to put on a face and a front to the world. It has failed me. I can do barely more than shower, eat sometimes, and stay awake maybe 6 hours at a time. I am facing having to go on disability...
    Maritmus Maritmus 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Depression Self harm Suicide Eating

    disorders. As seen on tumblr, these things are often romanticized and given glamour. Girls and boys think it's okay to cut open their skin. They think eating disorders are okay. They think suicide is the only way out.
    Pxppunkprincess Pxppunkprincess 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    Think I might be the worst boyfriend ever :( I

    get so insecure sometimes but that ain't my fault, I still love her but maybe I should break up with her let her be happier feel like she is happier anyway when am away from here and she does roleplaying just don't know
    Chesher Chesher 16-17, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I have been fat almost all my life

    and my self confidence is as low as it can beI'm 16 and there be day when I just want to end it all I'm very athletic I play baseball and have since I was 4 but my friends coaches and family "try" to encourage me to but they just make it worse I don't know what to do anymore I...
    llabesab llabesab 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 22 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm 16 & genderfluid (born female) & I have

    dissociative identity disorder & bipolar disorder. I have also been raped multiple times. I self harm frequently. I need someone who understands my position.
    spaceghosts spaceghosts 16-17, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just when everything in your life is getting

    better, and you finally believe that maybe you have some hope that things can turn around. But no. There will always be that one person that is watching your every move, ready to make up complete bullshit to ruin your life, there always out there, never trust anyone.
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    From the perspective of a long term survivor of

    depression. .. I don't think it every fully leaves, we just get better at dealing. Each time we survive we are that little bit stronger because we learn we do survive it. It comes and goes. We learn to hold strong to the good times between, to suck them dry. What I learned...
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I attempted suicide yesterday

    and ended up backing out... My friends came by early this morning by surprise and took me out for probably the best day of my life... Their love for me has brought me to tears.
    Shadowgirll Shadowgirll 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Lamictal ! Just had a great meeting with my

    Doc. Was only diagnosed about 2 months ago with bipolar 2 and put on lamictal 50mg.. And she upped it to 100mgs. Hopeful and Prayerful for better results Anybody else on lamictal ??? Love to hear your experiences
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Did You Hurt Yourself?

                Someone has told me. " When you were harmed, I recommend you try….Try to pick a stone and Carry it and squeeze It! Squeeze it! Squeeze it tightly!  And then he smiled and asked me " is it hurt? "             Nothing can harm you, except you harm...
    FreakTurtle FreakTurtle 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 30 Responses Jul 3

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    I suffered from depression.

    I hated myself, life, and everyone around me. I had multiple plans to commit suicide. I thankfully did not go thru with them. I am a much happier with myself than I have ever been. If you have it, please feel free to message if you need to talk, no matter age race or sex. If you...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My depression was so bad last year,

    that I never wanted to get out of bed to go to school. Eventually, I got kicked out of school for excessive absences, and that ruined my whole freshman year. Now I'm about to enroll myself in my sophomore year. I just hope this year is different.
    bekoveranything bekoveranything 13-15, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 17 Responses Mar 18

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    I was diagnosed with depression around 2 years

    ago when I suffered an immense amount of bullying. It was pretty horrific, they would follow me home, hide my clothes after PE, beat me up, give me death threats and start rumours about me. It started to get too much for me and I started to self-harm and drink alcohol, I tried...
    GirlWithTheRedHair2013 GirlWithTheRedHair2013 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    ive battled depression

    and anxiety for 4 years now. actually diagnosed as severe disorders as well as ocd adhd bipolar disorders
    DaugherOfSun DaugherOfSun 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 16 Responses May 27

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I recently found out I have anxiety.

    It doesn't occur often but when I get anxiety attacks I can't stop and it sucks
    kath12321 kath12321 13-15, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have been depressed

    since I was 15 (when my boyfriend cheated). It just all went down hill from there. I have been taking anti depression pills. I do cut and burn. I have smoked normal cigs and smoked weed. I just can't control my actions properly anymore..I have been getting better though.
    apr01 apr01 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Do you ever get rid of depression

    because I'm beggining to think you're stuck with it foreve? They don't teach you how to make it go away, the teach you how to live with it, but a life with depression isn't one I want to live.
    Bracelets Bracelets 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis

    Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always something. Today, I know I wasn't so happy then. I used to think that I am but I was not. I was living in my own world alone - detached and...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    ~*~ I battled this for YEARS -

    as in most of my adolescent/adult life. This is how I got a handle on it and got my life back. *I'm taking the time to write this out - hoping that it will help someone. ~*~ Okay - this is what I know about depression from my own personal experience.... * For some peopple...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 39 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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